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The West Virginia WCHS-TV/Fox 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic

Bob Mullett, game director of the West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association's WCHS-TV/FOX-11 North-South Football Classic, has announced the head coaches for its 2014 event.

Bill Haddox of East Fairmont High School will lead the North Bears. He has served as the Bees head football coach since 2001. His 2007 team advanced to the Class AAA state semifinals. Prior to East Fairmont, Haddox was head coach at Tucker County High School, where he led the Mountain Lions to the 1988 Class AA state championship game.

Lewis McClung of Greenbrier West High School returns to guide the South Cardinals. He has been the head football coach of the Cavaliers since 2002. McClung led Greenbrier West to a 12-2 record last season and an appearance in the 2013 Class A State Championship game. He previously served as an assistant coach in last year's N-S Football Classic.

"We have two outstanding coaches," said Mullett. "I've known Bill (Haddox) for years. Offensively, he will be very entertaining and innovative. Lewis (McClung) has had a tremendous career. His teams are always strong on both sides of the ball. It will be an exciting game."

Haddox has selected East Fairmont High School assistants Chad Davidson and Rick Morgan, along with Elkins High School head coach Gregg Hott. The trainer is Steve Lough of Ripley High School.

McClung has chosen Greenbrier West High School assistants Jeremy Tincher and Kelly Vaughan, and Nicholas County head coach Gene Morris. Russ Gilkeson of Greenbrier West High School will serve as trainer.

Coaches and players will report to North-South training camp on Sunday, June 15 at West Virginia State University in Institute. The 2014 West Virginia Athletic Coaches Association's WCHS-TV/FOX-11 North-South Football Classic will kickoff at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 at University of Charleston Stadium/Laidley Field in Charleston.

Each year, not only does the WCHS-TV/FOX 11 North-South All-Star Football Classic feature outstanding players but also excellent coaches.
Below is a list of the gentlemen who have served as the head coaches for the Bears and Cardinals, respectively, since the bicentennial year of 1976 when North-South football showdowns returned to the Mountain State.

North Bears
1976-Wayne Jamison, Bridgeport
1977-Buddy James, Parkersburg
1978-Kenny Wright, Pennsboro
1979-Granville Zopp, Buckhannon-Upshur
1980-Roy Michael, North Marion
1981-Bob Kaminsky, Martinsburg
1982-Dave Cisar, Magnolia
1983-Mike Hayden, Parkersburg South
1984-Vin Bonfilli, Morgantown
1985-Mike Skinner, Grafton
1986-Bud Billiard, Brooke
1987-Gary McCutcheon, East Fairmont
1988-Denny Price, Musselman
1989-Gary Barnette, South Harrison
1990-Frank Marino, Ripley
1991-Steve Safford, Point Pleasant
1992-Jim Hamric, Spencer
1993-Mike Linsky, John Marshall
1994-Mike Lucas, Wirt County
1995-Ron White, Wheeling Park
1996-Marshall Burdette, Parkersburg
1997-Glen McNew, Morgantown
1998-Gerry White, North Marion
1999-John Kelly, University
2000-Alan Fiddler, Moorefield
2001-Danny Tennant, Parkersburg Catholic
2002-Dave Walker, Martinsburg
2003-Bruce Carey, Bridgeport
2004-John Stender, Tyler Consolidated
2005-Mick Lantz, Frankfort
2006-Mike Skinner, Grafton
2007-Bernie Buttrey, Parkersburg
2008-Jim Rogers, Cameron
2009-Jimmy Frashier, Ripley
2010-Mark Nardone, Wheeling Park
2011-Dick Sturm, Ravenswood
2012-Tony Filberto, Oak Glen
2013-Jodi Mote, St. Marys
2014-Bill Haddox, East Fairmont

South Cardinals
1976-John Chmara, Bluefield
1977-Carl Ward, Ceredo-Kenova
1978-Steve Edwards, Sr., George Washington
1979-Frank Vincent, Charleston
1980-Leon McCoy, Winfield
1981-Claude Miller, Huntington
1982-Bob Zopp, Greenbrier East
1983-Tootie Carter, Man
1984-Jim Thornburg, Barboursville
1985-John Chmara, Bluefield
1986-Homer Criddle, Greenbrier East
1987-Mickey Brown, Chapmanville
1988-Fred Taylor, Ravenswood
1989-Roger Jefferson, Capital
1990-Joe Cowley, Herbert Hoover
1991-Ralph Hensley, East Bank
1992-Blaine Wilkerson, Duval
1993-Ron Sirk, Clay County
1994-Larry McClintic, Meadow Bridge
1995-Dick Whitman, DuPont
1996-Ron Terry, Buffalo Wayne
1997-Jim Martin, Oak Hill
1998-Bill Dobbins, Nicholas County
1999-Robert Burdette, Nitro
2000-Don Jackson, James Monroe
2001-Frank Spangler, Fayetteville
2002-Bob Lemley, Poca
2003-Fred Simon, Bluefield
2004-Steve Edwards, Jr., George Washington
2005-Tommy Harmon, Wayne
2006-Chip McMillian, Cabell Midland
2007-Bob Mullett, Van
2008-Steve Stoffel, Sr., Herbert Hoover
2009-Benny Hopkins, Valley
2010-John H. Lilly, Beckley Woodrow Wilson
2011-Eddie Souk, Mt. Hope
2012-George Barker, Chapmanville
2013-Joe Dean, Midland Trail
2014-Lewis McClung, Greenbrier West

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